Where We Started
Previously known as Hoyt’s Cottages, we have improved upon their tradition and welcome you, your friends and families to be our guests. Experience a country getaway that is only a stone’s throw away from the York and Ogunquit coastlines, beaches and activities.
Feels Like Home
Stroll our tree-covered grounds, relax by the pool, and for guests who need to stay connected, make use of our inclusive wi-fi and cable. With 15 cottages and 3 inn suites, each recently renovated, we have the perfect place to make your home away from home while creating memories sure to last a lifetime.
A little more about us…
2 River Road, Cape Neddick Maine Was built in 1780 and once was the very center of a bustling and prosperous community. With a very active shipping port on the Cape Neddick River, goods and services were sold and bartered in the town center now located on the corner of River Road and US1.
In the 1920's during the great depression the house was owned by the Maxwell family, and in an effort to support the family, rooms in the house were rented out and the 1st of 16 cottages were built. Throughout several decades 2 River Road was run as Maxwell's Motor Court, catering primarily to people traveling from Boston, New York, New Port, and similar cities north to Bangor and Bar Harbor. Weary travelers would spend the night and after morning tea would proceed on their journey. 1962 Brought about the most changes at 2 River Road when the Hoyt Family and their 3 children purchased the property with the house, Barn, and 16 cottages. The Hoyts ran a successful business and raised their children at 2 river road for over 51 years.
In April 2013, neighbors at 97 River Road, Ken Baublitz & Joe Knapp, decided that Hoyt's Cottages needed to be saved and restored to it former charm...and so the 4th chapter of 2 River Road began. Having previously owned, built and renovated over 60 properties together, Ken & Joe knew what was required and enthusiastically jumped in head first becoming one of southern maine's few Pet friendly destinations! Everything was upgraded to bring the cottages up to modern day standards. This includes air-conditioning, heat, brand new showers, kitchens, beds, linens, lamps, rugs and of course TV's. Every effort was made to create a comfortable, cozy and relaxed atmosphere while preserving the Charm of the 91 year old original wood structures and 235 year old Inn.
By May 2014 the NEW 2 River Road Inn & Cottages was renovated and open for business. Loving the property so much, Ken & Joe decided to bring their Shitzu's Daisy & Sophie and call it Home. They moved into the main house to be able to keep a close eye on everything and make sure that guests were always taken care of like family. Welcoming 2 legged and 4 legged alike!
After 4 successful seasons, 2 River Road has become the "crown jewel" of Cape Neddick, with its 15 renovated cottages and 3 tastefully historic suites in the house. Located on over 2.5 acres; there are dozens of gardens in every corner with thousands of flowers during spring, summer and fall. Guests can choose to stay on the property to enjoy their private covered porches with relaxing rocking chairs, gather in our 20 x 40 gazebo, or take a swim in our pool. Leaving the property is easy thanks to our convenient location midway between the towns of York and Ogunquit. Just a short stroll down River Road lies the 1st of many beaches, the Cape Neddick Beach. At the mouth of the river, the perfectly protected cove beach has a spectacular view of the Nubble Lighthouse. Just another mile to the south you will find yourself in charming York Beach. Take a step back in time with its 120 year old diner pulling taffy in its windows, the boardwalk, beach, game rooms, amusement park and Maine's largest zoo. There are dozens of restaurants and shops that line the streets leading up to the world famous Nubble Lighthouse. Just 3 miles north along the coastal Shore road brings you into Perkins Cove and the Town of Ogunquit. Perkins Cove’s lobster boats, fishing boats and sailboats is a feast for the senses.
The marginal way will lead you to Ogunquit with its world famous beaches and longest running Summer theatre, the Oqunguit Playhouse. Stay for dinner and experience some of Maine’s top restaurants, shops, and entertainment including the infamous front porch restaurant and piano bar, Maine street night club, and so much more.
2 River Road is conveniently located to allow you to unpack once and explore Maine with a multitude of day trips...or if you so inclined, stay put, do nothing and enjoy the amazing summer weather, beach, and food. Recharge your batteries and discover why the state mottos are "Maine, the way life should be""worth a visit...worth a lifetime."